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Introducing Darren Watson...New Album from Planet Key writer

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:12 pm | Joint Press Release

New Zealand musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album Introducing Darren Watson on 7 November. He plans to celebrate this with launch parties at Galatos in Auckland on 8 November then at San Fran in Wellington on 13 November. More >>

125 Year Rangi Ruru Anniversary Reaches a Crescendo

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:39 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

This Saturday the old and the new will come together in a Gala Concert, the like of which has not been seen before in the school’s history. More >>

Auckland City Toyota Partners With Bike the Bridge

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:30 am | Bike The Bridge

Auckland’s flagship Toyota dealership, Auckland City Toyota, is proud to announce a new partnership with the iconic Bike the Bridge cycling event, which takes place on 16 November this year. More >>

Christchurch as global epicentre for creative urban renewal

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:24 am | FESTA

Christchurch is an exciting place to be this week in terms of creative and collective city-making. With the free, public and urban-scale Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) taking place over Labour Weekend and an engaging public programme on adaptive ... More >>

NZ achieves unprecedented profile in Chinese reality TV show

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:06 am | Tourism New Zealand

More than 400 million viewers across China tuned in for season two of Chinese reality show Dad, where are we going? featuring 217 minutes of celebrities travelling around New Zealand. More >>

Notebook from Scott’s Last Expedition Found in Antarctica

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:37 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

A photographer’s notebook left behind a century ago at Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans, Antarctica, has been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. More >>

Topp Twins Continue Tour Celebrating Country Music Greats

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:11 am | SWPR

Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp begin the North Island leg of their national tour this week in their brand new show paying homage to country music greats and celebrating contemporary Kiwi music. More >>

New Zealand’s only marine ambulance receives funding boost

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:09 am | Coastguard New Zealand

New Zealand’s only marine ambulance receives funding boost Pub Charity has acknowledged the essential role that Coastguard plays in the lives of New Zealanders, announcing they will grant $100,000 toward ‘Marine 1’ - New Zealand’s only rescue vessel ... More >>

Sixteen Kids Winging their way to the States

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:33 am | CharityMatters

With less than a week to go before this years Koru Care New Zealand trip to the States, the trust is still in need of support. More >>

Richie McCaw Bares All for Men’s Health

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:25 pm | Haystac

Movember, the global month of moustached mayhem, is almost upon us and Richie McCaw has taken it all off in the name of men’s health. More >>

The Sounds of Summer Celebrates 10 Years!

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:45 pm | High Life Entertainment

The Sounds of Summer returns on Saturday January 31st 2015 to the Commons Complex Takapuna beach as we celebrate 10 years of this legendary event! For this special occasion, Highlife will have a few surprises in store as we deliver another fantastic ... More >>

Oily Rag - Money matters

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:42 pm | Oily Rag

It's money week so this week we are going to talk about rhubarb (just kidding)... we are going to talk about how to put more of your money into your pocket and less into someone else’s. More >>

AA Traveller launches fresh 101 Must Do’s for summer

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:32 pm | AA Media Centre

Summer is coming and AA Traveller’s 101 Must-Do’s list is back with a new special compilation to help more of us find a few new holiday gems to enjoy. More >>

Topp Twins Continue Tour Celebrating Country Music Greats

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:27 pm | SWPR

Auckland concerts 24-26 October • New Album #1 in NZ Music Charts • Featuring special guests Tami Neilson, Phil Doublet, Cam Luxton • Fiddler extraordinaire Marian Burns joins the tour More >>

Planning for Inbound Success

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:22 pm | Tourism Export Council

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand has produced a guide on how to work with inbound tour operators. CEO Lesley Immink says that for too long ‘tourism and travel distribution’ has been misunderstood by the industry with the word “commission” ... More >>

Highlighting the 2014 Queenstown JazzFest Concert Programme!

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:06 pm | ASB Queenstown Jazzfest

Legendary New Zealand jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Mike Nock and acclaimed Christchurch jazz and blues songstress Jennine Bailey are headlining this year’s annual Queenstown JazzFest over Labour Weekend. More >>

APRA Silver Scroll charity auction for NZ Music Foundation

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Music Foundation

To mark the adoption of The NZ Music Foundation as the official charity of the Silver Scroll Awards 2014, organisers APRA AMCOS announced today that they have made a double pass to the awards ceremony available in a special online charity auction. More >>

Take the world’s most dangerous selfie at Kelly Tarlton’s!

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:34 pm | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Building on the global obsession with selfies, Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is taking the moment catching phenomenon to the next level! More >>

New Campaign Set to Reward Kiwis and their ‘Caring Friends’

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:27 am | Visique

Regardless of the age and stage in life, one element universally enjoyed by all generations is friendship. With summer on its way and warmer climes to enjoy, Visique thinks now is the perfect time to shine light on some of New Zealand’s greatest and most ... More >>

Jock Phillips receives PM's Award for Literary Achievement

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:58 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Staff at Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are delighted to see their colleague Jock Phillips recognised for his achievement in receiving the 2014 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for Non-fiction, says Lewis ... More >>

Child safety a consideration this Labour Weekend

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:26 am | HMC Communications

Labour Weekend signals the start of the social summer season in New Zealand. The weather gets warmer, Christmas festivities and holiday planning begins – present shopping, menu setting, bach bookings, summer slim down programmes . . . More >>

Laurie All the Way at Equidays

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:20 am | The Black Balloon

Katie Laurie underlined her class this weekend, winning both of the main horse showjumping classes at Equidays in Mystery Creek. More >>

Public Lecture by UK Professor of Archaeoastronomy

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:16 am | University of Waikato

Public lecture by Emeritus Professor of Archaeoastronomy, Clive Ruggles, from the University of Leicester in the UK on next Friday (31 October). More >>

Achilles announced as charity partner: Round the Bays

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:05 am | Sport Wellington

Following the announcement of a new principal sponsor for Wellington Round the Bays, event organiser Sport Wellington has announced Achilles International New Zealand as the new official charity partner for the 2015 event and beyond. Recently announced ... More >>

UK Comedy Legend Returns

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:40 am | Elephant Publicity

“The funniest man in, well, pretty much all of the known universe…” The Los Angeles Times More >>

Introducing Darren Watson...the New Album

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:36 am | Delia Shanly

New Zealand musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album Introducing Darren Watson on 7 November. He plans to celebrate this with launch parties at Galatos in Auckland on 8 November then at San Fran in Wellington on 13 November. More >>

Summer Shakedown Race Meeting

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:22 am | Motorsport Manawatu

The Manawatu Car Club is running a “Summer Shakedown” Race Meeting on the 8th / 9th November. More >>

Reinventing the Dining Space

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:14 am | Uptown Business Association

Dining out has always been a monotonous affair. For thousands of years people have dined at restaurants where they are seated at a table on the ground. It’s about time the dining space was reinvented – let’s make dinner a thrilling experience. More >>

The Christchurch Art Show – Artist Applications Now Open

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:52 pm | Christchurch Art Show

The show will be held at The Events Centre, Wigram Air Force Museum. The 2015 dates are June 11 to June 14. Artists can apply now for 2015 to be a part of this four day art extravaganza. The Christchurch Art Show offers artists affordable platforms ... More >>

King rules again at Poverty Bay Show

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:46 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

World record holder and former Golden Shears champion shearer Dion King showed he still has the winning touch when he claimed his fifth Poverty Bay A and P Shears Open title in Gisborne yesterday. More >>

Henare makes it three-in-a-row at Gisborne

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:45 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Master Woolhandler Joel Henare continued an unbeaten start to the new shearing sports season with a triumphant homecoming in Gisborne yesterday, thanks to an aunt who shouted the air fare, and a friend who put him up for the night. More >>

Young guns get their moment at Ellesmere Show

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:44 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Inclusion in the North Canterbury Development Circuit helped boost entries in the lower grades at the Ellesmere A and P Show Shears at Leeston on Saturday. More >>

Results from the Poverty Bay A and P Shears at Gisborne

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 9:11 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Results from the Poverty Bay A and P Shears at Gisborne on Saturday, October 18, 2014 : More >>

Toulon Too Good in Gisborne

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 9:10 am | The Black Balloon

It may have been Toulon NZPH’s first grand prix, but the big Hawke’s Bay bred chestnut didn’t let that hold him back. More >>

Toyota Racing New Zealand Launches New Ft50 Race Car

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 9:00 am | Toyota Racing

Toyota Racing New Zealand has launched the new FT50 race car for the Toyota Racing Series, describing the new car as a significant step forward featuring the latest in race car technology and safety and a worthy successor to its predecessor. More >>

Variety Mini Bash – Kiwi Kids Donate to Kiwi Kids

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 11:15 am | Variety Bash

Day one of the 2014 Variety Mini Bash will be remembered by everyone on it, and not just because Ewen Gilmour is no longer front and centre. Nor because of the mile-wide smile from 10-year-old Kaeleb Dovey as his wheelchair was strapped into the last ... More >>

New Zealand Composer Inducted to Music Hall of Fame

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 10:58 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A composer who put the School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington on the map will be inducted posthumously into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. More >>

Canterbury Bulls v Wai-Coa-Bay in national final

Friday, 17 October 2014, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

After the dust has settled, Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions have emerged as opponents for Canterbury Bulls in tomorrow night's Pirtek NZRL National Premiership final. More >>

David Dallas up for Five Music Awards

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:53 pm | Frequency Media

Frequency Media Group would like to congratulate David Dallas on his five Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2014 nominations. More >>

Uh-oh: The Alternative Commentary Collective returns

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:37 pm | Schuck PR

17 October 2014 - Cricket fans with a penchant for caravans and quirky observation rejoice – The Alternative Commentary Collective’s cricket commentary returns to iHeartRadio NZ when New Zealand take on South Africa at Mt Maunganui on Tuesday. More >>

Caroline Wozniacki, confirmed for 2015 ASB Classic

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:27 pm | NZ Festival of Tennis

Former world number one and US Open runner-up, Caroline Wozniacki, confirmed for 2015 ASB Classic More >>

Improv Festival makes up new show

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:16 pm | NZ Improv Festival

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More >>

NZRL, DB Breweries drive "smarter choices" message

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

In a new twist on an old theme, New Zealand Rugby League and DB Breweries have entered into a commercial sponsorship for the purpose of encouraging healthier drinking habits in the sporting community. More >>

Te Iwi Kiwi jersey captures Pacific roots

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

When the NZ Kiwis run onto Whangarei’s Toll Stadium for their Four Nations clash with Toa Samoa on November 1, they will pay homage to their own Pacific Island roots in the form of the Te Iwi Kiwi jersey. More >>

WW100 commemorative pins

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:35 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

If you wish to show your support for New Zealand’s First World War centenary through wearing the WW100 lapel pin, you will be able to purchase one through the Returned Services Association or selected NZ Post outlets and NZ Post online. More >>

Waikato University to host historical garden tours

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:31 pm | Waikato University

From cow paddock to botanical gem, the University of Waikato grounds have undergone a transformation in the past 50 years. More >>

Audi quattro partners with Winter Games NZ for second term

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:28 pm | Winter Games NZ

Audi quattro partners with Winter Games NZ for second term Audi New Zealand is pleased to announce the continuation of its naming rights sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ for 2015 and 2017. More >>

Korero Mai Ki Ahau - Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:10 pm | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Te Arawa Iwi Ngati Whakaue has held its first kura reo, focusing on aspects of the language it feels are most important. In Korero Mai Ahau this Saturday, Eruera Morgan talks to tutor Rawiri Waru about what the iwi hopes to achieve and the obstacles ... More >>

New JAKOB album Sines released to international anticipation

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:07 pm | Olivia Young

One might expect a band’s return to the spotlight following an eight year hiatus to be a little quiet. Not so (nor possible) when it comes to New Zealand’s world-renowned post-rock trio Jakob. More >>

Sell-out on cards for NZ v England netball test

Friday, 17 October 2014, 1:56 pm | Rotorua District Council

Locals are being urged to act quickly to secure tickets to this month’s netball test in Rotorua between the Silver Ferns and England, or risk missing out on seeing some of the world’s best netballers in action. More >>

Global Game Jam 2015 Auckland Venue Announced

Friday, 17 October 2014, 12:46 pm | Media Design School

The world’s largest game jam is coming back to New Zealand in 2015 and Media Design School are thrilled to announce that they will be hosting New Zealand’s Auckland meet up. More >>

Silver Ferns Team Unchanged to Play England

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:54 am | netball new zealand

National Selectors have named an unchanged Silver Ferns team to compete against England in the two-test New World Netball Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy at the end of October. More >>

Heavyweight support for Safer Boating Week

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Pania of the Reef’s doing it… Peter Snell’s doing it … even John Plimmer and Sir Dove-Meyer Robinson are getting in on the act as lifejackets become the height of fashion for statues around the country during Safer Boating Week. More >>

Young performer awarded UCOL acting scholarship

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:42 am | UCOL

Feilding High School student Cohen Stephens has acted his way into the UCOL Diploma in Performing Arts programme as the recipient of a scholarship announced recently. More >>

FAST5 Ferns Announce New Player

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:35 am | netball new zealand

Silver Ferns triallist Jamie-Lee Price has been named in the FAST5 Ferns team to defend their title at next month’s FAST5 Netball World Series in Auckland. More >>

Billy T Nominees announced for 2015 Comedy Festival

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:19 am | NZ Comedy Trust

Solid growth of emerging talent in the local comedy industry leads to 22 applicants vying to be one of just five nominations for the 2015 Billy T Award. More >>

Every Tea Towel Tells a Story

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:12 am | Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre

On Sunday 9 November Expressions will host celebrity chef Richard Till with a unique Tea Towels and Tasting event. This event, which features Till talking about his tea towels and cooking up samples of his favourite recipes, is in conjunction with a ... More >>

Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:04 am | Vodafone NZ Music Awards

The countdown is on. With only 35 days until the country’s biggest night in music kicks off Recorded Music NZ has revealed the artists in the running for Tui glory at the 49th annual Vodafone NZ Music Awards. More >>

Australian International Movie Convention Box Office Awards

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:03 am | Spirited Media

October 15, 2014 – Gold Coast, Queensland: The 69th Australian International Movie Convention hosted the annual Box Office Achievement Awards at Jupiters Hotel & Casino today. More >>

International Star Turn for Cup Day

Friday, 17 October 2014, 10:53 am | New Zealand Racing Board

One of the world’s greatest ever cricketers Shane Warne will be Guest of Honour at this year’s Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup in November to add further glamour to this country’s biggest race day. More >>


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